Briscoe leaves Mansfield Town
mansfieldtown.net, 11:00 12th May 2014
Long-serving winger ends five-and-a-half-year stay at One Call Stadium.
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Winger Louis Briscoe has this morning left Mansfield Town after being told his contract will not be renewed for next term.
The 26-year-old, who joined the club on the same day as goalkeeper Alan Marriott in January 2009, made 199 appearances for us in all competitions and scored some important goals (comment by Martin: he scored 42 goals including 2 hat-tricks).
Highlights during his spell in North Nottinghamshire include scoring the goal in a nail-biting FA Trophy Semi-Final clash at Luton Town, which sent us to the new Wembley Stadium for the first time.
The winger also bagged a hat-trick in a 7-0 demolition of Barrow in March 2012, and produced a ‘Man of the Match’ display in our Conference Premier championship-clinching 1-0 win over Wrexham in April 2013.
However, arguably his best moment at the club came four months earlier, when he wrote his name into Mansfield Town folklore with a last-gasp equaliser in a 3-3 draw at Lincoln City in the FA Cup (comment by Martin - he scored the second goal, not the third), followed by a winner in the replay, which earned us a Third Round tie against mighty Liverpool.
Everyone at One Call Stadium would like to thank Louis for his efforts and contributions whilst at the club and wish him the best of luck in the future.
Stags release Louis Briscoe
Mansfield Town have today released winger Louis Briscoe, one of the club’s two longest-serving players.
The 26-year-old left the club this morning after being told his contract will not be renewed for next term.
Signed by David Holdsworth, Briscoe joined the club on the same day as goalkeeper Alan Marriott in January 2009 and made 199 appearances for the Stags in all competitions, but his appearances this season have been very limited due to injuries.
“I had a meeting with Louis this morning and he is leaving the football club,” said assistant manager Adam Murray.
“Obviously he has been a great servant to the club while he has been here and we wish him all the best for the future.
“I have had some great moments out on the pitch with him, and a few bad ones too, but he is a great player.
“Some of the goals he has scored have been important ones and great ones.
“But this season has been up and down for him. He has struggled with injuries and not been able to stake a claim on a regular basis. But he has had a half-decent career up to now and it is up to him to push on.”
Louis Briscoe @louisbriscoe
Thank you and goodbye @mansfieldtownfc for a fantastic 5 and half years. The players and fans have always been good to me. Thank you
Martin Shaw @shawma1
@louisbriscoe @mansfieldtownfc Thanks for so many wonderful moments Louis, too many to list in total, but here are your 2 hat-tricks
and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_HeaitPVII#t=51m58s. All the best for the future
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